MCC Faculty Union announces endorsement

FLINT — The Mott Community College Education Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of Michael Freeman, Pamela Faris and Andy Everman for the MCC Board of Trustees. The election will be held on May 3.

According to Paul Rozycki, Ed Pac Chair of the MCCEA, “The three endorsed candidates expressed a commitment to quality education and a concern for the faculty, students, and staff that is critical for Mott Community College. All candidates showed a willingness to work with and listen to the faculty, the students, and the staff of the college in solving problems.”

Michael Freeman currently serves as Program Director for Capacity Building at the Center for Community Progress in Flint, Michigan. He also currently serves as the President of the Genesee County Historical Society. Michael has worked in community development at the local, state and national level for over 15 years and will bring this knowledge to MCC to ensure it remains a vital force for Flint.

Pamela Faris was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2010 to fill the rest of the term of Fr. James Bettendorf. Trustee Faris, a graduate of MCC, has long been involved in local politics working to better the surrounding communities. She is retired from the Genesee County Circuit Court, where she served as the Jury Board Coordinator.

Andy Everman has served on the MCC Board of Trustees since 2005 and is a former MCC student. Trustee Everman knows the college’s programs first-hand and will fight to keep them both open and affordable, an important asset in this changing economy. He is currently the owner of Impression Printing in Clio.

In addition to the endorsed candidates, the MCCEA also gave a favorable rating to Rob Widigan and Kyle Cawood. — G.G.

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